James Babcock

Obituary of James H. Babcock

James Holice Babcock Jr. Greenwood Lake, N.Y. James Holice Babcock, Jr., age 72, passed away in his home at Greenwood Lake, NY on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 with his loving wife and faithful cats, Marti and Leo, by his side. The son of late Mary Wolanski Babcock and James Holice Babcock, Sr., James "Jim" was born on August 12, 1948. Jim cherished all of life's adventures and opportunities – he lived life to the fullest. A jack of all trades, Jim was an accomplished carpenter, handyman, photographer, truck driver, consignment store owner, and professional puppy-sitter. Those who were fortunate enough to have known Jim, knew him for his carefree attitude, ingenious problem-solving, contagious laughter, and enormous heart. He could seamlessly go from talking about car mechanics and home improvement and then shifting the conversation to sports and then finishing with a story about walking across the stage in front of Jimi Hendrix and Janice Joplin at Woodstock (look for the man in the purple hat with huge purple feather). Jim is survived by his wife of 31 years, Kathleen Ashe Babcock, and his son Jesse and daughter-in-law Ariel. He is also survived by his siblings Gary, Regina, and Holly, and their spouses, numerous nieces and nephews, cousins once, twice, and even thrice removed, half-siblings, and countless other members of the Babcock family tree. Additionally, he is survived by his good friend and father-in-law, John Ashe, along with all of the members of the Ashe family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the animal rescue or shelter of your choice. Arrangements by Strong Basile Funeral Home 477-8240 or www.ocfuneralhomes.com.
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